The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 13 No. 49 - October 2, 2013


Pest Control Persistence Pays Off

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

scott dell | submitted

Island Pest Control striker Teddy Louloudes plays the
ball in the air in front of Island Gourmet defender
Tim Tedesco Thursday night during AMICC co-ed adult soccer.

The Sun Sports game of the week was an Anna Maria Island Community Center adult co-ed soccer match between the Island Gourmet team and the Island Pest Control team. Both lost their opening game last week and were looking to get into the win column.

For the majority of the first half, it was a defensive game where no one could score. For Island Gourmet, it was strong defense by Diego Felipe and goal tending by Nate Talucci, who finished the game with 10 saves. For the Island Pest Control team, strong defense by Tony Frudakis and Oliver Petereit plus the goaltending of Dave Green, who finished with 19 saves, kept the score zero to zero.

It wasn’t until there was five minutes left in the half that Island Gourmet broke the scoreless tie. Adam Bujarski ripped a shot from the middle of the field that was deflected by the goalie and saved. Teammate Tim Tedesco was in the right place at the right time and knocked the rebound in for the goal, making it 1-0.

Two minutes later, Adam Bujarski stole a pass and went on a breakaway one-on-one with the goalie. Dave Green mades a spectacular save but Bujarski ripped the rebound in high center for the goal. The score remained the same and it was 2-0 Island Gourmet at the half.

The Island Pest Control team came out in the second half with new energy. One minute into the half, Drew Twitchell blasts a hard shot on goal. The rebound was picked up by Greg Ross who found the back of the net for the goal. Score 2-1, Island Gourmet.

Five minutes into the half, Zach Gilliland sends a nice lead pass up the right side to Bujarski. He dribbles down the right side and shoots across field low left and scores his second goal of the game giving Island Gourmet a 3-1 advantage.

The next goal came with only eight minutes left in the game for Island Pest Control. A beautifully executed give and go between Teddy Louloudes and Molly Bellairs. Teddy passed to Molly in the middle of the field. She passed right back to Teddy streaking down the right side. Teddy picked up the pass and shot upper left corner for the goal, tripping Gourment’s lead to 3-2.

Two minutes later, Teddy takes a throw-in pass up the middle of the field and past two defenders. He shoots low left thru a crowd of people for his second goal and ties game at 3-3.

With less than five minutes left, Island Gourmet turns up the offensive pressure. Within a two minute time frame, the Island Gourmet team missed a free penalty kick and banged two balls off the cross bar. The excitement mounted but the Island Pest Control defense kept them from scoring.

With only one and a half minutes left in the game, the Island Pest Control persistence broke the tie and took the lead for the first time. Steve Oelfke scored the winning goal on a low hard shot that deflected off an Island Gourmet player and past the goalie. Final score 4 to 3 Island Pest Control.

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Youth co-ed Soccer

4-5 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 7, Monday, 6 p.m. – Eat Here VS. LaPensee Plumbing & Pool
Oct. 7, Monday, 6:30 p.m. – Air & Energy VS. Sandbar Restaurant

6-7 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 2, Wednesday, 6 p.m. – Agnelli Pool & Spas VS. Mr. Bones
Oct. 2, Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Bowes Imaging Center VS. Miller Electric
Oct. 4, Friday, 6 a.m. – Miller Electric VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 4, Friday, 7 p.m. – Mr. Bones VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas

8-10 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 2, Wednesday, 6 p.m. – Island Pest Control VS. Beach Bistro
Oct. 2, Wednesday, 7 p.m. – LPAC VS. Tyler’s Ice Cream
Oct. 8, Tuesday, 6 p.m. – Tyler’s Ice Cream VS. Beach Bistro
Oct. 8, Tuesday, 7 p.m. – American Marine VS. Island Pest Control

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Results:

Waterfront Restaurant  4

The Feast Restaurant  5
Jen Crady Massage  1

11-13 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 4, Friday, 6 p.m. – LPAC VS. The Feast Restaurant
Oct. 4, Friday, 7 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. The Waterfront Restaurant
Oct. 7, Monday, 6 p.m. – Jen Crady Massage VS. LPAC
Oct. 7, Monday, 7 p.m. – The Feast Restaurant VS. The Waterfront Restaurant

14-17 year old co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 2, Wednesday, 8 p.m. – Jessie’s Island Store VS. Wash Family Construction

Oct. 7, Monday, 8 p.m. – Wash Family Construction VS. Jessie’s Island Store

Adult co-ed Soccer Results:

Island Pest Control  4
Island Gourmet  3

Sato Real Estate  1
LaPensee Plumbing & Pool  0

Florida Discount Signs & Wraps  5
Wash Family Construction  2

Slim’s Place  7
Agnelli Pool & Spas  1

Adult co-ed Soccer Schedule:

Oct. 3, Thursday, 6 p.m. –Slim’s Place VS. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 3, Thursday, 7 p.m. – LaPensee Plumbing and Pool VS. Agnelli Pool & Spas
Oct. 3, Thursday, 8 p.m. – Island Pest Control VS. Florida Discount Signs & Wraps
Oct. 3, Thursday, 9 p.m. – Island Gourmet VS. Sato Real Estate

Adult co-ed Basketball Results:

Southern Greens  75
Bowes Imaging Center  70

Gatorman Pools 73
Island Sun Newspaper  63

Beach to Bay Construction  55
Waterfront Restaurant  38

Adult co-ed Basketball Schedule:

Oct. 8, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – Waterfront Restaurant VS. Bowes Imaging Center
Oct. 8, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. – The Island Sun VS. Beach to Bay Construction
Oct. 8, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. – Southern Greens VS. Gator Man Pools


To win the race, just be nice

As a runner or not, I always try to stay kind-hearted and focused on the positive. I hate to complain about anything. Life is way too short.

Especially as a runner, I appreciate the ability to get out and run any distance on any day. When I got my running coaching certification, the line I remember most was the instructor saying, “Running is a gift that can be taken away at any moment.”

In a crazy world, running is a relief and time to get away from it all. Doctors often prescribe running as a way to ease depression.

I say this as a preface to my running in a great 5K, the Manatee Glens 5K at Sutton Park in Palmetto. The event was to raise awareness about suicide. One speaker talked about how there are more suicide deaths now from current wars than actual war casualties. Mary Moonen and others gave riveting talks moving us to tears speaking about their own battles with depression and suicide. It was the longest I ever had to wait for race awards (First in my age group, my 56th 5K age group award since 2006). But it was worth the sobering reminder that many people have tough demons to battle. So I shouldn’t have let the lady from the library bother me.

But there I was, driving to a race that had listed online three different possible start times. The registration site said 7 a.m., though other sites said later. I got there in the dark, and saw most of the street parking was gone. I followed the flow of cars in front of me that were pulling into the back of what looked to be an unmarked large office building. We all parked in all of the spaces, probably with the same thought: It’s Saturday. Nobody will be here. I registered, found out I was two hours early and warmed up.

Twenty minutes before the race, I went back to my car to continue my pre-race prep. A lady shouts out her car window parking in the next aisle, “Get out of my space!” I said, “The race is about to start, police have the streets blocked off.” She gets out yelling at me all the way in to the building, “This is my job at the library and you’re in my space. You may be fast, but you’re rude.” I answered, “You know, the hundred extra feet you just walked may be good for you.”

There was much I wanted to say before she slammed what I realized was the unmarked door to the unmarked back of a library. I wanted to say, as I have when traffic-slowed drivers scream at runners during a race, “Thank us for maintaining such good health so that your insurance premiums are lower.”

I couldn’t resist sharing with a policeman on the street. I told him I was a little concerned that the woman might do something to my car. He said, “I’ll keep an eye out. If she does, I’ll shoot her.” We laughed. He told me some of his favorite crazy calls he had recently. “Don’t let her spoil your race. It’s a public parking lot.”

Because of the long program, the usual awards that come right after a race didn’t happen until two hours after I finished. Reluctantly, I went back to my car to get snacks. The lady must have been watching the security camera the whole time, emerging immediately, “Moving your car yet?” I answered, “I talked about you with the policeman. Talk to him or the organizers of this race. It is for a wonderful cause. If this town would like to continue to have races to support such important causes like suicide prevention a couple of times a year, it might be good for you to be kind to runners for a few hours.” She slammed the door.

I shared the update with the policeman. Waiting for results, I heard a balloon pop. It crossed my mind the officer had shot the lady while catching her at my car. Thankfully, my fears were unfounded. As a former TV reporter, I’ve seen it all. I was eager to leave. These days, you never know what sets people off.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: www.vegcoach.com. She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at ejones@vegcoach.com or 941-704-1025.

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